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Daily Meditation: The Meaning Of Pain

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

My Cause Is Better Than Your Cause

Cindy Brandt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Cindy Brandt

There is a phenomenon of what I call, "First-World-Problem-Shaming," where we make people feel bad about their anxieties because somewhere in the world children are starving.

Your Story Doesn't End in Pain

Paul Perkins | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Don't be like me and go years without resolving an injury. Listen to your pain and engage it. And don't forget to ask for help along the way. You will find healing and it will leave you stronger.

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Ode: To All Of It

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Mario Tenaglia

He was like a guardian unto me. His grey fedora the rim of my world, smiling down all around me, bobbing up down on his fat knees. He was a dancer actually, and quite a good one at that too.

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

Grieving 10 Years Later

Ronda Lee | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronda Lee

Generally, over time sorrow turns into joyful memories. Feeling pain and loss is normal. When grief becomes debilitating, you should reach out to a therapist, counselor, or pastor, who can help guide you through the grieving process.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How I Learned to Party Through Pain

Zachary Stockill | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

We can be afraid of pain, nervously anticipate it, and try to avoid it all costs, or we can choose something different. We can accept it. We can embrace it. We can observe it. We can do whatever we want with it; that is our power. Pain is not inherently good or bad -- pain simply is. We decide the rest.

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

My Sciatica Is Acting Up: 5 Myths About Sciatica

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

When told they have sciatica, many people believe that is their diagnosis. Sciatica itself is not actually a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Mario Tenaglia

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony aroun...

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody questions the physical intensity of labor and childbirth, but how do we know how painful the experience really is? Does recall -- especially months and years later -- accurately reflect the experienced pain?

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...

Birth As a Crucible

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

You have conquered your fear and are prepared to have the best birth you can. You are ready to get your birth "right," whatever unpredictable course it takes, because getting your birth right simply means doing all you can to achieve the best birth possible.

Why Women Need Equal Treatment In Medical Research

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Who would have thought that in 2014 we would be fighting to ensure that women are included in research on diseases and medical drugs and devices? If you find it outrageous, you are not alone.

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

The #1 Most Painful Condition Next To Childbirth

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s late summer, and that means hot days spent at the beach, licking ice cream cones, backyard barbecues, and lots...

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care abou...

Pain, Pain, the Insistence of Pain

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

I sometimes wonder whether pain carries a sense of nobility or just plain degradation. Whether it brings about clarity through an expansion of experience, or diminishes by blotting out everything inessential. Artists seem conflicted on this point.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.